This review applies to version 7.7.
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The Platinum version of Xilisoft Video Converter is a powerful video re-encoding tool that supports all the newest high-definition video codecs together with the most widely used standard video and audio formats (including MPEG, AVI, WMV, RM, MP3, WAV, M4A, AC3, etc.). To make it easier to use for all types of users, this converter offers you a wide choice of device-based profiles.
Except for a wider support for Xbox360 and PS3 formats, this Platinum edition is at the same level as the Standard one when it comes to the variety of codecs supported. However, when it comes to its functionality, Video Converter Platinum adds image-to-video conversion, video and audio cutting capabilities, and rotation and transition effects to the features available in the Standard edition. The differences between this and the Ultimate edition, though, are more significant, so you will need to upgrade if you require support for 3D video and lossless audio codecs, and want to have access to a wider variety of video editing tools.
Despite its limitations, this Platinum edition has still a lot to offer. The program supports batch conversion, enhanced with the possibility not only of converting each item in the list into a different output format, but also of adding various output codecs to each item for multiple batch conversion. You can also convert your entire collection of JPG, BMP, PNG, and GIF images into video files, complete with attractive transition effects. Video files can be cut and split into smaller portions, and their video quality customized to fit your preferences.
To make things easier for everyone, most conversion profiles have been neatly classified into device-based categories, including specific profiles for PSP, PS3, Xbox360, Wii, Android mobile phones, iPod, iPad, iPhone, and some of the most popular audio players.
Finally, it is important to note that the program makes use of the current state-of-the-art multithreading technologies to provide fast and accurate conversion results.